Kumara Sashti is a festival dedicated to Lord Subramanya or Kumara swamy (Murugan / Skanda). In 2014, Kumara Sashti date is January 7.
It is also observed in Pousha month (Pushya masam) in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka.
Kumara Sashti is also observed in Ashada month. It is a popular festival in Nepal.
In 2013, Kumara Sashti date was January 17. In 2011, Kumara Sashti date was December 30.